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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: California
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ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms the Bengals are targeting Week 5 for Marvin Jones' (foot) return.
The Bengals' bye is in Week 4, meaning Jones would miss only three games in a best-case scenario. The reality is, the foot is one of the worst parts of the body a receiver can hurt, and it will be hard to get a grip on Jones' recovery until a few weeks have passed. He's not worth the late-round plunge in 10-12 team drafts. Aug 12 - 9:56 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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The Cincinnati Enquirer doesn't anticipate Marvin Jones (foot) opening the season on short-term injured reserve.

If the Bengals were to use the designated for return spot on Jones, he wouldn't be able to play until Week 9 at the earliest. While it would make some sense and allow Jones to fully heal in time for the stretch run, the Bengals believe Jones can be available much sooner. The best guess is that Jones will miss the first three games of the season and return in Week 5 following the Bengals' bye.
Aug 12 - 10:54 AM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Bengals "hope" to have Marvin Jones (foot) back by Week 5.

The Bengals have their bye in Week 4. Jones' summer has been rough so far, as he was sidelined at the start of camp with an ankle issue. He then ended up breaking his foot in practice over the weekend. Jones broke out last season in OC Jay Gruden's pass-happy attack. With Hue Jackson now running the offense and expected to be run-dominant, Jones' major injury paired with a limited target ceiling make him an unattractive fantasy pick.
Aug 11 - 8:27 PM

Bengals.com concedes Marvin Jones (broken foot) will "probably" be out six weeks, and is a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return.

I.R./designated for return is probably the best option for both player and team; foot fractures are one of the toughest injuries an NFL player can suffer, both in terms of recurrence and as an injury that leads to further injuries. Jones is now undraftable in 10-team leagues and we'd avoid him in 12-teamers, as well. His outlook was already murky as a role player in new OC Hue Jackson's run-based attack. If you drafted early in a relatively shallow league, we'd seriously consider dropping Jones for a waiver-wire pickup with some upside.
Source: bengals.com
Aug 11 - 5:48 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says Marvin Jones will be sidelined a "few weeks" with a broken left foot.

Jones had to have a screw inserted in his fifth metatarsal after going down in Saturday's practice. A "few weeks" is a very optimistic timeline, bordering on unrealistic. It's a major blow for the Bengals' No. 2 receiver, one that leaves him highly questionable for Week 1. Jones had already been missing time with an ankle injury, and has almost no summer reps under his belt in new OC Hue Jackson's offense. A would-be upside WR3, Jones is now best left as a late-round flier. Mohamed Sanu, a player Jones rotated with in 2013, is next up on the depth chart. Sanu has been having a strong camp.
Aug 11 - 5:07 PM

Marvin Jones (ankle) is sitting out Thursday's preseason opener.

Jones was activated off the active/NFI list three days ago, but isn't yet in game shape. He should be ready for the Bengals' second preseason game on August 16.
Aug 7 - 6:34 PM

Bengals activated WR Marvin Jones (ankle) from the active/NFI list.

Despite reports of a hot start to camp by Mohamed Sanu and Jones' absence to this point, the Bengals listed Jones as the No. 2 wide receiver on their first depth chart of August. He's locked in as the starter opposite A.J. Green.
Aug 4 - 2:10 PM

Marvin Jones (ankle) remains on active/NFI.

Jones hasn't practiced since rolling his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. It's a bit of a concern considering Mohamed Sanu has been lighting up camp in his absence. Jones remains a fine late-round flier candidate, but we'd like to see him make his camp debut in the next week.
Aug 1 - 12:36 PM

Marvin Jones (ankle) is expected to practice this week.

Jones tweaked his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. Although he's on the active/NFI list for now, it's not a real concern.
Jul 21 - 9:36 PM

Bengals placed WR Marvin Jones (ankle), CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) and QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) on the active/NFI list.

None of the injuries are considered serious, though McCarron's throwing shoulder was reportedly a minor issue in the run up to the draft. Jones will likely be activated within the week. It's not a concern for his fantasy draft status.
Jul 21 - 3:57 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer believes Marvin Jones could be in for a "massive spike in production."

Yes, the Bengals are implementing a run-centric scheme under new OC Hue Jackson. But there's still room for Jones' production to jump because he played on just 48.0 percent of the snaps last season en route to a 51-712-10 line. This year, he's expected to push for at least 80 percent of the snaps as Mohamed Sanu has been turned into a strict slot receiver. Jones' 11th-round ADP is appetizing.
Jul 16 - 9:41 AM

New OC Hue Jackson mentioned Marvin Jones second behind A.J. Green when discussing the Bengals' 2014 wide receiver corps.

It's an indication Jackson sees Jones as the No. 2 to Green's No. 1 after old OC Jay Gruden head-scratchingly insisted on giving Mohamed Sanu snaps at Jones' expense. "I want A.J. and Marvin and that receiver group to play uncommon football like you’ve never seen," said Jackson. "Marvin Jones came on like gangbusters and he’s got to go chase A.J. Why not knock A.J. off the pedestal?"
Source: bengals.com
May 23 - 2:37 PM

Marvin Jones projects as the Bengals' No. 2 receiver this season.

Under Jay Gruden's rotational tactics, Jones shared snaps with underwhelming Mohamed Sanu far too often last season. He still ripped off a 51-712-10 line while flashing explosive downfield playmaking ability. New offensive coordinator Hue Jackson figures to lean toward the run game more, but he's also a savvy talent evaluator. Jones is a good bet to push for an every-down role.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 31 - 12:33 PM

Marvin Jones played on 63-of-81 snaps (77.7 percent) in the Wild Card loss to the Chargers.

It speaks volumes that in the biggest game of the year, Jones set a season-high for percentage of snaps played. We saw it coming as over the final quarter of the year, the Bengals coaches finally recognized him as a superior playmaker to Mohamed Sanu. During the final four games, he played on 211-of-306 snaps (68.9 percent) and posted 24 catches for 324 yards with two touchdowns. With this kind of usage and Jones' explosive skill set, he'll take a major up arrow into 2014.
Jan 8 - 9:28 AM

Marvin Jones caught eight balls for 130 yards in the Bengals' Wild Card round loss to San Diego.

Jones turned in a second-quarter big play, Willie Maysing an Andy Dalton bomb deep down the left sideline for a 49-yard connection in Richard Marshall's coverage. Jones had a game-high 130 yards, seeing his playoff snaps rise after he was underutilized all regular season. Perhaps it's a sign of things to come. Jones is clearly a superior option to 2013 rotational partner Mohamed Sanu, both as a receiver and blocker. Turning 24 in March, Jones could flirt with WR2 value in 2014 with an expanded role. He is a valuable Dynasty league commodity.
Jan 5 - 4:27 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3Cedric Peerman
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3James Wright
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Tyler Eifert
3Alex Smith
K1Mike Nugent